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Old 06-10-2012, 11:53 AM
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New Rules Coming to Lake Austin

http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/a...to-lake-austin

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Old 06-10-2012, 04:59 PM
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The no-wake zones should be enforced from shore to shore by the launches. You can't get your boat on/off the trailer without waves swamping over the stern. Otherwise leave things alone.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:21 PM
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Had this problem on a lake in Michigan from 70's thru the 80's. Slowly one homeowner after another installed seawalls. Now almost the entire lake is wrapped in a steel retaining wall. Now the problem is that waves never dissipate, they just bounce back and forth for hours after the last boat went past.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:34 PM
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That's what they did at Lake Geneva Wisconsin... waves don't dissipate was thrown to my keester when a diamond shaped wave came by... can only ski there early am or late evening...I stick to rivers now... Illinois River like glass most nights..
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:33 PM
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This is always a problem on Lake Austin. There are reasons I go to Lake Travis, the only problem with Travis is the guy in the 40 foot cruiser who slowly thoughs the 3-4 foot roller at your boat when your are boarding or trying to enjoy the lake. The majority of poeple on L.A. are Wake or Ski boats.... banning them would be just stupid...

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Old 06-11-2012, 07:35 PM
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I agree with you about the ramps....

my wife and I usually will set under the 360 bridge and watch. I can't tell you how many people fly by the ramp and swamp people. We always come off the power and no wake under the bridge.
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The no-wake zones should be enforced from shore to shore by the launches. You can't get your boat on/off the trailer without waves swamping over the stern. Otherwise leave things alone.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:37 PM
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I agree with you about the ramps....

my wife and I usually will set under the 360 bridge and watch. I can't tell you how many people fly by the ramp and swamp people. We always come off the power and no wake under the bridge.
My brother and I spoke with the river police about the no wake zone at 360 and were told that the no wake zone only applies to the launch side of the buoys. Doesnt make any sense.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:10 PM
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That was what we where told too... It's a courteous move to slow down not to mention the right thing to do.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:41 PM
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Couldn't agree more, it's just plain common courtesy. I'm a Baton Rouge LA native and if the river police or Wildlife & Fisheries over there catch you blowing through a no-wake zone as so many do on Lake Austin it will cost you a hefty fine and a butt chewing.

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Old 06-15-2012, 10:58 AM
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Honestly, the worst thing that happened to lake Austin... the Bridge ramp opening.

Obviously closing it won't happen, but what will happen... a quota. Only so many boats allowed to drop in. Should be one at every ramp.

But hey, I'm biased and have private access.
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